Celeste River and Tenorio Volcano Full-Day Hiking Tour

Celeste River and Tenorio Volcano Full-Day Hiking Tour

From $119.60 per person

Hike the tropical paths of the Tenorio Volcano National Park to see the startling light blue waters of the Rio Celeste and waterfalls. Look for exotic flora and fauna, and walk to the furnace vents of the volcano to see the expulsion of sulfur gases.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Hike the tropical paths of the Tenorio Volcano National Park
  • Discover how the River Celeste got its name
  • Look for exotic rainforest flora and fauna
  • Admire the light blues waters where 2 streams converge
  • Enjoy an exquisite lunch as reward for your hike
Full description
According to legend, after God had finished painting the sky, he washed his brushes in Costa Rica’s Rio Celeste, a magnificent river of light blue water that snakes its way through the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Experience this startling phenomenon of nature on a 10-hour hiking tour from towns and villages in the Arenal Volcano area. You will start your 5-mile hike through a lush carpet of rainforest, looking either side at the fauna and flora of the unique ecosystem, and up at the canopy of cloud forest. Eventually, you will arrive at Los Teñideros, where 2 streams of crystalline water come together to form a heavenly color that gives the river Celeste its name. Continue through the jungle to the volcano’s furnace vents, which expel gases at extreme high temperatures. On your decent, stop at the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall, where the water color is one of a kind! Your final reward is an exquisite lunch at the end of your hike.
  • Transportation
  • Naturalist guide
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee to park
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    Pick-up from hotels in La Fortuna Town, Arenal Paraíso, Montaña de Fuego, Kioro, Arenal Springs, Nayara, Manoa and Tabacón.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Sportswear

    Know before you go

    • Please wear long pants and hiking shoes, and bring insect repellent, your camera and binoculars
    • This tour is recommended for people in excellent physical shape
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    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 1 reviews

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    We really waited this tour, as it was our dream destination for a long time ago. Unfortunately it was raining on that day, so the waterfall wasn't that blue, but the experience was still unforgettable! Diego, our tour guide, was the best! He really knows everything about Costa Rica, the ecosystem, all the flowers and animals! He was very patient and we took our time to search for animals and birds. We loved every moment! Thanks so much for this experience!

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    February 18, 2021

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    Product ID: 35865